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India has won the opening Test against New Zealand by 197 runs  at Green Park,Kanpur.This is India’s 500th cricket Test match.Ravindra Jadeja is the Man of the Match.

Brief Score:

  • India 1st innings : 318.
  • New Zealand 1st innings: 262.
  • India 2nd innings: 377-5 (declared).
  • New Zealand 2nd innings: 236 all out (in 87.3 overs).


Indian Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has become the fastest Indian and second overall to take 200 wickets in his 37th Test.Ashwin trapped New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson in front to get to the 200th wicket.Leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett (Australia) got to the 200 of wickets faster than Ashwin  in36 Tests.He left behind the likes of Dennis Lillee (Australia) and Waqar Younis (Pakistan) who took 38 Tests to get to 200 wickets.

New Delhi: Minister of Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh addressing during the  conference of Food Ministers and Secretaries of Consumer Affairs , Food and Public Distribution of States/UTs-2016 on the problem of rise in prices of food items, in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI Photo by Manvender Vashist(PTI5_21_2016_000079A)

Today, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has inaugurated 4- days Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Krishi Unnati Mela – 2016 in Mathura.The Agriculture Minister has also laid the foundation stone of first Gokul Gram Projectin Mathura.He also presents Antyodaya Krishi Puruskars to 22 farmers for their contribution in theagriculture sector at the birth place of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay in Mathura.Azma of Telangana has been awarded for conserving old seeds and setting up community seeds bank.

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research has instituted Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Antyodaya Krishi Puruskar at national and zonal levels from this year.